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7 Secrets Behind Emily Ratajkowski's Stunning Beach Body in New Photos

Ratajkowski captioned the post, “Monaco.”

Emily Ratajkowski is a very successful model—and beauty icon. She also has her own clothing line and published a series of essays, called My Body. Ratajkowski  shares a lot of stunning photos on Instagram. Recently, she posted a set of photos of herself on a boat on Instagram. In it, she wore a swimsuit and skirt with photos in a pattern. Ratajkowski captioned the post, "Monaco." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Emily Ratajkowski stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Goes To Fitness Classes

Ratajkowski shared some of her workout secrets with InStyle. She says that she likes to take fitness classes. "I'm one of those people who, if I go to the gym by myself, there's a 50/50 chance of me actually working out and really pushing myself," Ratajkowski explained. "So the class environment works really, really well for me."


She Takes Zumba


Ratajkowski likes to take STRONG, a Zumba class. She explained why in her InStyle interview. "I am also someone who, even in a class, will get chatty and [distracted]. I think that's the great thing about STRONG — the music keeps me really focused and in the zone," she continues. "You just feel like you're, you know, Superwoman really pushing herself. You end up working harder and it's a better, more intense workout, without even noticing."


She Gets Enough Sleep

Ratajkowski makes sure to get enough sleep. She shared her secrets for doing so in her in her InStyle interview. "For me, the way I sleep afterward is one of the main reasons to work out. I am always on my phone working and I think that's affected my sleep. I'm also really light-sensitive. When I work out, it's better than taking a melatonin. Because my body has worked hard, my brain finally rests and I think that is so valuable in this day and age — not to sound like an old geezer, but truly I feel that way."


She Writes

Ratajkowski is all about self-care. She tells InStyle that writing is one thing she does for self-care. "I'm working on a collection of essays right now, and that honestly is a really great way to just be super focused and disengaged from all the noise, which is really difficult. It doesn't have to necessarily be writing, but being really mentally engaged with something that you're creating versus just in-taking can be really helpful."


She Cooks


Ratajkowski shared some of her diet secrets in an interview with ELLE.  "I cook a lot, so that really helps," she said. "You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body." Harvard Health states that cooking has a lot of benefits. "Research is turning to studying the value of nutrition programs that include cooking instruction. These programs have been shown to help people adhere to a healthier diet, eat smaller portions, and lose weight — improvements that lasted as long as a year after the study ended. These programs can even help patients with type 2 diabetes to eat healthier, lower blood pressures and blood sugars, and lose weight. Hard to believe it, but time in the kitchen can be as valuable as medication for some people with diabetes."


She Doesn't Deprive Herself

Ratajkowski makes sure to eat healthy, but she tells ELLE that she doesn't like to deprive herself. "I think its good to indulge occasionally. I wouldn't say I am the type of girl who craves Doritos but I definitely love a good cupcake sometimes. You know what I mean? Or a croissant in the morning. I think it is like really important to give yourself a break. And also just really think about where things are coming from and what kind of ingredients are going into your body."


She Keeps Her Skin Moisturized

Ratajkowski has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She tells ELLE that one of her biggest secrets is keeping her skin hydrated. "For my day-to-day, especially because traveling is so drying, I use a couple of different moisturizers: Chloé body lotion and Aquaphor sometimes. I put Aquaphor on my knees because planes dry me out so much."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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